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#1 OTOH WORLD MILITARY FORUM > EXPERTS:SOUTH KOREA SHOULD PROVE TO CHINA THAT IT IS NOT A PROXY FOR THE US + JAPAN IN THE ISOLATION OR CONTAINMENT OF CHINA IN EAST ASIA.
* Also from SAME > PHILIPPINE FM [Albert del Rosaro] FORMALLY RECOGNIZES CHINA'S EFFECTIVE OR "ACTUAL CONTROL" OF HUANGYAN ISLAND [PHIL = Panatag Shoal]. PHILIPPINE GOVT., COMMERCIAL SHIPS HAVE NOT ENTERED DISPUTED AREA, PHILIPPINES TO SEEK POLITICAL, LEGAL, + DIPLOMATIC OPTIONS IFF CHINA REFUSES TO WITHDRAW.
* TOPIX > [ABS-CBN News] BAJO DE MASINLOC CLAIM CRUCIAL TO CHINA' CLAIM OF ENTIRE SOUTH CHINA SEA.
* DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS > UN TO CONSIDER VALIDITY OF CHINA'S CLAIM OVER DISPUTED ISLANDS [East China Sea = China-claimed "Diaoyu Dao + afiliated islands"].
ARTIC > CHINA = informed the UN Panel that the "OKINAWA TROUGH IS THE NATURAL TERMINATION OF THE 'CONTINENTAL SHELF' IN THE EAST CHINA SEA".
RELATED SAME, TOPIX, WORLD NEWS > [Various = old] CHINA SAYS [Underwater] GEOLOGY BACKS CLAIM TO DISPUTED EAST CHINA SEA ISLANDS, + also History.
CHINA = Geology + Histoire' = ECS + Okinawa Islands, Surface + Sea Floor, is ALL THEIRS.
* SAME > NORTH KOREA THREATENS PHYSICAL COUNTER-MEASURES AGZ SOUTH KOREA.
Pragmatically, the US is in SOKOR, OKINAWA, + SUBIC BAY - where the US is NOT is NORTHERN PHILIPPINES, I.E. NORTH OF SUBIC BAY + CLARK + MANILA BAY WHICH FLANKS CHINA'S ULTIMATE TARGET TAIWAN. AFAIK the Philippine Armed Forces are focused mainly in the SCS vee China, + Mindanao vee Moros, etal.
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-01-25 00:38||
#2 Xi "probably wanted to send North Korea a warning amid signs of another provocation by the North," said a diplomatic source in Beijing
Methinks China is more concerned with potential specweps in SKOR.
Posted by Pappy 2013-01-25 12:47||
#3 China's president-in-waiting Xi Jinping
Oh, *that* Xi. When I saw the headline, I was thinking the Company Formerly Known As Blackwater.
Posted by SteveS 2013-01-25 15:34||
#4 This is China's way of trying to prevent the ROK's from acquiring nukes. China doesn't need multi-national talks to stop NK's nuclear program - all it has to do is cut off its aid to NK.
Posted by Zhang Fei 2013-01-25 17:41||
#5 DEFENCE.PK/FORUMS > CHINESE MEDIA [Global Times] THREATENS NORTH KOREA AID CUT OVER ATOMIC TEST.
Even one presumes that China does cut off aid, in the current climate vee Japan it only means China + PLA get to take over the DPRK that much faster - brings the PLA Airborne + LR Strike Air [PLAAF] much closer to Japan + espec TAIWAN.
Lest we fergit, to deter or prevent China takeover, THE DPRK + NorKoms = JONG-UN CANNOT "NOT NUCLEARIZE".
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-01-25 21:40||